Crackle renews Seinfeld's Web series, announces 'Joe Dirt 2'

Crackle is giving another season to Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."

Jerry Seinfeld will continue to chat up funny people for another year. Crackle has renewed his Web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" for a sixth season.

The announcement came during Crackle's presentation at the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena on Tuesday. Crackle is the streaming video service owned by Sony Pictures Television.

"CCC" has been a critical and popular hit for the service throughout its first five seasons, which had Seinfeld getting coffee and tooling around cities in various types of automobiles with the likes of Howard Stern, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman and David Letterman.

It has earned two primetime Emmy award nominations (despite not actually airing in primetime) as well as a PGA nomination and two Webby Award wins.

The next season will debut in the spring.

Crackle also announced a sequel to the David Spade comedy "Joe Dirt." "Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser" will bring Spade back and pair him with Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller, Brittany Daniel, Mark McGrath and Patrick Warburton. The sequel, the first ever made-for-digital sequel to a major motion picture, will be released on the service this summer.

Other original productions on Crackle will include "The Throwaways," a "comedic international cyber spy thriller" executive produced by Jeremy Renner and starring James Caan, Kevin Dillon and Sam Worthington. It premieres Jan. 30.

"Dead Rising: Watchtower," a feature based on the bestselling zombie-killing video game, will be released on March 27. It stars Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert.

They also announced a second screen experience app for "Sports Jeopardy."

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